[OT] Mark Twain [was Re: A bit of bomb throwing....]

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom_at_mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 00:48:04 -0500

Frank Manola wrote:
> [offlist]

happened onlist, so I'll continue here :-)

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> snip
>> P.S.: here is a design pattern that works very well for me: write the
>> email that you would want to write and then instead of hitting "send",
>> hit "delete". Then start again. You'll find that your emotional energy
>> is much lowered and dissipated, therefore it's easier for you to
>> ignore and move on.
> FYI: Mark Twain gave the same advice in replying to mail (although his
> mail was paper).

Really? wow, it's an honor to have independently discovered that.

Frank, do you have a pointer for that?

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
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Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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